Natural Resource Economics An Introduction Barry C Field Pdf 105
this course provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental economy and key concepts in environmental economics.
by the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain the concepts of the environmental economy, including the key economic concepts: production, allocation, and consumption;
2. explain how environmental regulations are implemented and enforced;
3. explain the interrelationships between economic and environmental issues;
4. explain the opportunities and challenges for the environmental economy; and
5. understand the economic, environmental, and social issues associated with the use of natural resources.
this course focuses on the role of natural resources in the functioning of contemporary society. it examines the environmental issues and problems that have arisen in the use of natural resources and the ways in which society has addressed these issues. it provides an introduction to the economic and social implications of environmental change. it explores the history of the use of natural resources and how this has shaped the way societies use these resources. finally, the course presents an overview of the structure and function of the natural environment, the ecosystem and its role in the ecosystem services paradigm. the course will explore the history of the use of natural resources, the history of ecosystems, the role of ecosystems in the economy, the interaction of humans and ecosystems, the use and management of ecosystems and the role of natural resources in society. the course will explore how resource managers, policy makers and organizations address environmental problems. the course will include a variety of methods to analyze environmental problems including descriptive and analytical methods, synthesis and evaluation of literature and theory, presentation of results, and discussion of applications.